Beating the winter blues

Cold, dark January is here and the serenade of Christmas carols have given way to the howl of winter winds.

But just because the tinsel is off the tree does not mean that we too have to lose our sparkle. Instead of hibernating, try a different approach to getting through the next few months:

Get active and try snowboarding or skiing at Chicopee or skating at the Public Square Ice Rink.

Take your New Year’s resolution seriously and learn a new skill, perhaps through Waterloo’s Renaissance School of the Arts.

Get a group together and go tobogganing on local hills such as Kitchener’s McLennan Bike Park.

Meet with friends at a nearby coffee shop and try out their seasonal beverages over good conversation.